Is the Internet dangerous to a political movement?

From: Waldemar Ingdahl (
Date: Mon Sep 03 2001 - 22:31:53 MDT

There is a thought I have been pondering for a time...

I have noticed that in some cases the Internet has become a dangerous crutch for political movements.
Of course there are good ways and bad ways to use the Internet, and some have succeeded for doing it well, particularly when coordinating actions.

But it has also "tricked" some movements into thinking that they have good discourses, into thinking that just if you put up a pdf- file or a website on the Internet you will reach a large number of persons.

But the raelians have a site too.
In itself it isn't enough, but there is a false comfort in it that makes the movement neglect the important work in society around it, particularly since even today the most important debates are not on the Internet.

We haven't seen that the Internet has acquired the position as political centre for society, as was said (yet?)

On to something or out in the blue?


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